We’re MAP Charity – and we need your help!
We’re an innovative charity providing first-hand experience of the creative industries to young people at risk of exclusion from mainstream education. We offer qualifications, inspiration, and a creative ecosystem that turns our young people into the creatives of tomorrow.
To secure our long-term future, we need to raise £2.4m.
Last year we developed a robust and inspiring plan to purchase Hope Foundry, raised our profile within the city and grew our support network – and what an incredible response we got! The seeds were sown and the creative community is growing, but now we need your help to make this a reality.
Our principal ambition is to raise sufficient funds to buy Hope Foundry – the building in which we’re currently located. The funds will help us deepen the rich learning experience we already offer to young people and create new career paths for them to join the creative business community.
Our vision is to create a kitchen, a cafe, a roof-garden, studios, co-working, event, gallery and retail and other public spaces while safeguarding the future of one of the UK’s most innovative off-site education providers.
Our campaign is people-powered and we’re relying on your voice to amplify that of our young people. To help you spread MAP Charity’s vision with confidence, we’ve created a pack summarising our vision, business plan, budgets, and fundraising strategy.
Have a look, share and download the pack via the links below:
Elements of Hope Foundry (PDF, 200kb)
Executive Summary of MAP Charity’s Business Plan (PDF, 1.5mb)
Summary of Fundraising & Communications Plan (PDF, 1.7mb)
How Can You Help? (PDF, 600kb)
You can also find a snappy one pager about MAP Charity here:
MAP Charity Campaign Summary (PDF, 120kb)
If you’d like to receive a printed pack send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our charity runs a sustainable model for how education and creative businesses can interact and innovate.
Music and Arts Production (MAP Charity) registered as a charity in 2008 to deliver creative training to young people. Now, we provide BTEC qualifications in Creative Media, Art & Design, alongside qualifications in Maths and English, to 11-16- year-olds who are struggling in the traditional school system.
All of this is delivered through an artistic ecosystem that nurtures the next generation of creatives. Found out more on the MAP Education website.
Our approach is unique and ground-breaking. We offer space and support to creative businesses and in return they provide students on the education project with support, inspiration, and the opportunity to apply the skills they’re taught. This is our creative ecosystem.
Our partners help students understand how they can become professionals in graphics, design, woodwork, metalwork, screen printing, pottery, photography, audio engineering, horticulture, catering, and many more creative sectors.
We will also soon add apprenticeships for 16+ year olds, extending our support past the existing education project that we run.
Hope Foundry is a 16,500sqft Grade II Listed Building in the Mabgate area of central Leeds. The building has been our home since 2008, but our lease expires in 2019 and, if we’re unable to take ownership, there are plans to redevelop the building into luxury flats.
If we can raise the funds to buy the property, we’ll enact our vision of turning it into a centre for students, partners, and the public. Hope Foundry will be a place to attend art exhibitions, gigs and club nights, workshops, classes and it will also offer a cafe/retail space open to all.
If, however, we’re unable to take ownership, we’ll invest all funds in finding a new home where we can realise our vision.
Hope Foundry will become a model environment where students and professionals at different stages of development can support one another and make use of facilities. Find out below how we will come together with our partners to use the Foundry.
Students produce new work as part of an art and design class
In class, a student applies a functional skill as the teacher shows him how to use the grid system
Using ingredients grown on the roof garden, students take part in a BTEC cooking class
In the education space, a student learns how to use digital music editing software in a creative media class
In a partner’s studio, a student observes as the printer produces a range of T-shirts
After learning how to screen print, students exhibit their work in the exhibition space
In a partner’s studio, the apprentice helps create a new work alongside a professional screen printer
In a class, the apprentice delivers a tutorial to younger students on the printing process
Apprentices visit the roof garden to select vegetables for the kitchen
The apprentice meets with their assessor in the co-work space to talk through the next steps of the programme
In a breakout area, the apprentice works with a videographer and photographer to interview an artist who is set to perform that evening
In the exhibition space, the apprentice creates a photographic record of the students’ print display
In their studio, a photographer and apprentice work to capture images of artworks
The photographer captures behind the scenes images as an audio engineer prepares for that evening’s event
In the café, professional creatives meet for lunch and to discuss their work
In their studio, a printer gives students a tour and oversees their production of work for that evening’s exhibition
In the exhibition space, the photographer captures images of students and their exhibition
In the exhibition space that evening, the photographer captures images of a DJ performing for the public
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